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How to Get an A on Your Nursing Exams – Part Two

How to Get an A on Your Nursing Exams – Part Two

Welcome to part two of the series on how to (seriously) get an A on your nursing exams. I’m so glad you’re as pumped as I am to learn all about the critical thinking process. If you missed part one of this series, be sure to check that out first. It lays a...
How to Get an A on Your Nursing Exams – Part One

How to Get an A on Your Nursing Exams – Part One

My first day of nursing school flew by. We met a lot of upperclassmen who presented their strategies for good grades on nursing exams. And although I thought these soon to be nurses were just about the coolest people ever, my Type A control freak personality blatantly...
3 Tips to Study Like a Pro in Nursing School

3 Tips to Study Like a Pro in Nursing School

I remember orientation like it was yesterday, I left with a throbbing headache and a good chance I might actually throw up. Can you relate?  We were given all the basic information: Use your calendar and don’t procrastinate. Write things down or you will forget...
10 Stress Reducing Activities (All in Under 30 Minutes!)

10 Stress Reducing Activities (All in Under 30 Minutes!)

We all know that reducing stress is necessary to think clearly and be able to retain more information. So why is it that very few of us actually do it? Although taking a break from studying will obviously cost you some time in the short term, you will ultimately gain...
Left Sided Heart Failure

Left Sided Heart Failure

Imagine you’re at clinical and your patient comes into the hospital with no energy and is having trouble breathing. You might initially think, “QUICK! Somebody get this guy an inhaler!!” Because we always freak out about everything as students, right?...
5 Ways to Supercharge Your Motivation

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Motivation

Clinical days are the hardest mornings for me. The alarm goes off and somehow it gets incorporated into whatever dream I am having. The piano that giraffe was playing (on a row boat, no less) is now serenading me with the loud and upbeat tune I set the night before. I...